East Broadway

Construction Resumes at East Broadway Modular Development Site After Collapsed Sidewalk

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The modular housing construction on East Broadway reactivated in a big way last week after its second sidelining since summertime. Pile driver and backhoe are stationed onsite. The project parcel at 201 East Broadway has been relatively silent for much of the last six months. Twice in that time, progress was stymied thanks to safety […]

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14-Story Commercial Condo Tops out on East Broadway

Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Eight months of constant construction has yielded a new tower at the southwest corner of East Broadway and Pike Street. The new commercial condo building, flanked by cranes and construction equipment on a regular basis, just topped out this week at fourteen stories. Installation of the curtain wall (i.e. glass facade) is happening simultaneously. As […]

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Countdown Clocks Now Active at East Broadway Subway Station

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

No more standing around for fifteen minutes wondering when the next F train will arrive at the East Broadway station. Now, you’ll still stand around, but at least you’ll know. That’s right, those newfangled countdown clocks above the subway platform are operational. Took long enough, though. The city first installed the technology in this subway […]

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The Flight of the Conchords ‘Consulate’ Building on East Broadway is Demolished

Posted November 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

There is nothing left of 232 East Broadway, the 1960s-era building famously captured on the small screen as the New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords. Demolition is now in the final stage, with bulldozers and backhoes removing the dust and bones. The destruction and cleanup are together the first step in a protracted […]

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Reconstructed Sol Lain Playground Debuts Today on the Lower East Side

Posted September 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The $3.1 million reconstruction of Sol Lain Playground finally concluded earlier this month. Its deliverance is slightly ahead of schedule, and comes two months after the neighboring Henry M. Jackson Playground itself debuted. New infrastructure installed in this public space includes updated play equipment, spray shower feature, basketball court, multi-purpose play area, benches, fences, drainage, water […]

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‘Flight of the Conchords’ Consulate Building on East Broadway is Now Getting Demolished

Last modified September 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

And we edge closer to an out of scale two-tower development at the Bialystoker nursing home site… The building at 232 East Broadway, also known as the fictional New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords, is a goner. The death shroud is now draped across its carcass, awaiting the wrecking ball. Indeed, the Department […]

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Subway Countdown Clocks Arrive at East Broadway Station (But Aren’t on Yet)

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:05 am

It’s almost here… Countdown clocks just arrived at the East Broadway subway station. The highly anticipated new equipment was installed above the platform within the last couple weeks, but not yet activated. This move, while expected, will certainly be a welcomed relief to beleaguered F train riders. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota previously commited to the […]

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East Broadway Construction Site Reactivates Months After Destabilization Scare

Posted September 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

An East Broadway construction site just reactivated, more than two months after excavation work was thought to have destabilized the adjacent tenement at 205 East Broadway. The city-issued stop-work order was lifted in mid-August. It is here at 201-203 East Broadway that local developer Daniel Wise – who purchased the double-wide properties in 2015 for […]

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First Look Inside the ‘Hwa Yuan’ Revival on East Broadway, Opening September 15 [PHOTOS]

Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

A Chinatown classic is weeks from its high-profile reboot. The second coming of Hwa Yuan is a family affair, resuscitated by the same Tang family behind the well-regarded original. Hwa Yuan first opened on East Broadway in 1968 and would eventually sell a quarter-ton of noodles each day. Noodle master Shorty Tang, who immigrated to […]

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Community Leaders ‘Erase the Hate’ from Tagged East Broadway Synagogue

Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:07 am

At the end of last week, the historic Beth Hachasidim DePolen synagogue at 233 East Broadway was desecrated with KKK scrawls. The tag was briefly obstructed by paper until yesterday, when an impromptu rally assembled to “erase the hate” from the 113-year-old house of worship. Councilwoman Chin whitewashed the graffiti while a gaggle of press and […]